El Pardo-Viñuelas

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis LC breeding 2009 - A3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2006 10-30 breeding pairs C6
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2006 max 1 breeding pairs C6
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT non-breeding 2009 10-20 individuals C6
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU resident 2011 10-11 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC breeding 2009 - A3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans LC breeding 2009 - A3
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor LC resident 2009 - A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2009 - A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 2009 - A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Soto de Viñuelas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,072 protected area overlaps with site 2,977
Monte de El Pardo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,299 protected area contained by site 15,289
Cuenca del río Manzanares Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 63,000 protected area overlaps with site 31,172
Cuenca Alta del Río Manzanares UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 101,300 protected area overlaps with site 15,000
Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Parque Regional 42,583 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park 46,323 protected area overlaps with site 15,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: El Pardo-Viñuelas. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.